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Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions.
Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions
, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...
With rising drought conditions and spiking populations, the world is becoming a very thirsty place. Now, one NASA researcher is highlighting the concerns of a great many experts, claiming that not only is the world facing a water crisis, but this ...
There may be those who feel the apocalyptic plot of the new Hollywood film Interstellar seems a bit far-fetched, with humans forced to look for an alternative planet because this world can no longer feed them.
But it has been given ...
in the Southern Hemisphere, which make up 60 percent of the world's oceans, are warming far worse than previously thought, according to a new study.
Using satellite observations and a large collection of climate
models, Lawrence ...
The oceans are warming faster than previously thought, according to a pair of new studies released this weekend and published in the scientific journal Natural Climate Change
. This conclusion is largely due to enhanced information gathering in ...
Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets.In 2016, the first climate change
bonds will be issued from Africa - unique instruments that will enable the world's poor
est continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to ...
When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda's Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family's harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their ...
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate
Summit in New York next week. Expected to attend are top officials from all UN Member States, big transnational corporations, financial institutions, and a few select civil society ...
The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate
March through the Tuesday climate change
summit convened by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and on through an annual ...
poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease."Climate change
is no longer only an environmental ...
The world is headed "down a dangerous path" with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change
undermines nations' ability to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official.
Rising urban populations ...
Two years ago, the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Louisville Slugger received an unwelcome distinction: fastest-warming heat island in the United States.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology ...
The latest healthcheck of the Great Barrier Reef shows the overall outlook is “poor”, and getting worse. According to the Outlook Report produced by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, climate change
is still the greatest threat to the ...
In a relentless sweep across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the largest outbreak of Ebola, a virus that causes dramatic internal bleeding and often a hasty death, has now claimed 467 lives, from 759 infections, since February this year, ...
On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Forest Service would blow through its firefighting budget by the end of August -- months before the fiscal year ends in October. Once that happens, the agency will need to divert as ...
The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Rockefeller Foundation are starting a $100 million project to prepare vulnerable communities for climate
-caused humanitarian disasters before they happen.The initiative, which will ...
could pose an even greater threat to global food production than previously thought, according to new research. Rising temperatures will not only damage heat-sensitive crops – they’ll also increase toxic air pollution, which will ...
n September next year, the United Nations plans to choose a list of development goals for the world to meet by the year 2030. What aspirations should it set for this global campaign to improve the lot of the poor
, and how should it choose ...
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming, but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states ...
Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds?. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor
rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and ...
increases the likelihood of war and terrorism," President Obama said earlier this summer. The Pentagon and a distinguished committee of retired generals and admirals both produced reports earlier this year highlighting the ...
is poised to worsen air quality in many parts of the globe, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change
. By the end of the century, more than half of the world's population will be exposed to increasingly stagnant ...
A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University has led to findings indicating that much of the world can expect to have more atmospheric stagnation events as the future unfolds. In their paper published in Nature Climate Change
, the ...
In the current rolling debate over whether we’re already the walking dead, given our presumptive too little, too late actions on climate change
, Al Gore is boldly predicting victory in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
“The forward ...
Some areas in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been identified as part of climate change
"hot spots' on the African continent, putting them at risk of numerous climatic challenges over the next two decades.
A group of ...